The Plantation Series

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Always and Forever

Set against a fascinating backdrop of 1830's Louisiana, Always and Forever is a sweeping saga of a Creole-American family and of two remarkable women whose friendship will be tested by prejudice, tragedy, passion, and the love of one extraordinary man . . . Book I of The Plantation Series

Ever My Love

The story continues as on the eve of the Civil War, the daughter of Southern planters finds her loyalties tested in a magnificent saga of family pride and forbidden love. Book II of The Plantation Series.

Evermore

Nicolette Chamard, a free woman of color, risks her life to help the Yanks put an end to slavery. Andre Cailloux, the great African-American hero, leads the Native Guard into battle, establishing their courage and loyalty to the Union. And Yankee Captain Finnian McKee fights not only for the Northern cause but also for a future with Nicolette that transcends racial barriers. Book III of The Plantation Series.

Elysium

After the Civil War, Lily Palmer flees to Louisiana to find herself in a stew of racial conflict. Alistair Whiteaker atones for his earlier injustices as a slave owner by supporting black civil rights. In spite of their deep attraction to each other, Lily's past and Alistair's dangerous pursuits in the name of justice culminate in heartache, and finally, in hope. Book IV of The Plantation Series.


The Plantation Series: A Guide for Readers & Book Clubs

Just Published! Contents:

  • A historical timeline of the Plantation Series era.
  • Extensive author notes on Louisiana history and culture, providing a context for the events in the series.
  • A list of characters appearing in each of the four novels.
  • A discussion guide for each novel, including synopsis, author notes, and topics for discussion.
  • A list of answers to questions Gretchen frequently receives about her writing.
  • Places to visit that relate to the history and events portrayed in the novels.
  • A bibliography of sources.
  • A list of some of Gretchen's favorite historical novels and authors.

Other Novels


Crimson Sky

New Mexico, 1598. A young pueblo woman struggles to raise her son in a world threatened by drought, marauding Indians, and invading Conquistadors. She must balance the desperate need to survive with the fierce desire to remain true to her identity as a woman of Cochiti.

Theena's Landing

Florida, the Miami River of the 1880s. A story of love, betrayal, and forgiveness, Theena grapples with her lover for the wrong man amid a wilderness of tropical blooms, terrifying reptiles, and devastating storms.

Tansy

Tansy has been raised for a life as a beautiful quadroon in Old New Orleans -- a rich white man's mistress. And she is as she should be, biddable, loyal and submissive. But is this all there is? As Tansy matures, she wearies of telling herself that her narrow life is enough, yet she is terrified to leave behind security and plenty to become a self-reliant, independent woman.

The Lion's Teeth

In the winter of 1811, hundreds of slaves from plantations near New Orleans rose up in a desperate but futile attempt to win their freedom. Best-selling author Gretchen Craig presents an unconventional novel based on the events surrounding what became America's largest slave revolt.

Livy: A Love Story

Zeb seems to have found a way to be happy in spite of being a slave. Livy cannot reconcile herself to living the rest of her life working like a mule Their story is of two people, one full of light, one full of darkness, finding a life together of dignity and happiness.


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